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    Song of the South (RKO, 1946). French Grande (47" X 63"). Sometimes a film poster tells you much more than what the film is about. This is such a poster. "Song of the South" was the first live-action dramatic film made by Walt Disney. That's James Baskett, Bobby Driscoll, and Luana Patten featured in wonderful artwork by prolific French artist Boris Grinsson. Sidney Poitier is often credited with being the first male of African descent to win an Oscar, as he took home the Best Actor statue for "Lilies of the Field" in 1963, but Baskett, who received an Honorary Oscar in 1948, actually preceded Poitier in that regard by a number of years. Unfortunately, Baskett was not even allowed to attend the film's premier in Atlanta in 1946, as it was a segregated city at that time. Walt and company, fully aware of the racial tightrope they were walking, did everything in their power to keep the story pure and uncompromised. Still, as late as 2007, Movies.com lists this film as the fifth most controversial movie of all time! The poster itself is a stirring tribute to Walt's vision...that of a world of children as yet untainted by hate. Older restoration has addressed small chips in the crossfold and foldlines, and edge wear with small tears and wrinkles, resulting in a lovely poster. Fine- on Linen.

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